1 Lord, who throughout these forty days,
For us didst fast and pray,
Teach us to overcome our sins,
And close by you to stay.
2 As you with Satan did contend,
And did the vict'ry win,
O give us strength in you to fight,
In you to conquer sin.
3 As you did hunger and did thirst,
So teach us, gracious Lord,
To die to self, and so to live
By your most holy word.
4 And through these days of penitence,
And through your Passiontide,
For evermore, in life and death,
O Lord! with us abide.
5 Abide with us, that through this life
Of doubts and hope and pain,
An Easter of unending joy
We may at last attain!
|First Line:||Lord, who throughout these forty days|
|Title:||Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days|
|Author:||Claudia F. Hernaman, 1838-1898|
|Scripture:||Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-15; Luke 4:1-2|
|Topic:||Seasons and Feasts: Ash Wednesday; Fasting|
|Source:||John's Day Psalter, 1562;; harm. Based on the original faux-bourdon setting|